Around School: the Twelve-week Intensive

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The fall Twelve-week Intensive is underway and the students are already getting their chisels sharp and their hands dirty. I myself took the fall Intensive two years ago, and let me tell you, it is aptly named. Students will execute a case piece with doors and drawers as well as a curved project utilizing the complex techniques of steam bending, tapered laminations, and veneer patterns. But before all that, a solid foundation is built through the arduous process of hand-cut joinery.


In my experience, it was a rigorous pace, and the skill and patience of the instructors helped make it one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had. After talking to some of these enthusiastic new students, I’m confident they’re up for the challenge.


P1040415Lead instructor Tim Rousseau and his engaged audience

P1040428Co-instructor Mark Juliana demonstrates hand-cut dovetails